The Perfect Additions To All Those Outdoor Summer Garden Parties

Picture the scene; it’s a Friday afternoon in June, you’ve clocked out early from work and you’ve got a weekend ahead of you with nothing to do but enjoy the British summer. A rare heatwave is imminent – and set to last weeks if the weather channel is to be believed – and you’ve got a bottle of your favourite Pinot Grigio chilling in the fridge.

If like us, you want to create an inviting garden where your friends and family can gather to relax, gossip and bathe in the sunshine then you’ll want to select the perfect furniture to add to this idyllic scene. We’ve researched the best items on the market, and found some stunning high-quality dining sets from Bridgman Furniture that will have the desired effect.

Sussex Round Dining Table with 6 Dining Chairs

If you’re looking for something comfortable and easy to maintain, then this rattan garden furniture set could be the one for you. The table top comes with safety glass which is perfect for parties and family gatherings, and the 6 dining chairs include beige cushions which will suit any theme.

Made with aluminium frames and synthetic rattan, this set is seriously weatherproof. Specifically made to withstand temperatures from -70°c to +80°c you can rest assured that it won’t fade or require extensive cleaning in between uses. Simply remove the cushions before the rain comes and leave the rest outside.

Sussex Oval Dining Table with 6 Dining Armchairs

For a more Riviera chic vibe, we love this soft white rattan dining set. Big enough to entertain yet compact enough for smaller spaces, we can imagine ourselves relaxing outside with a cuppa and the newspapers on a Sunday afternoon. Luckily you’ll get the Bridgman’s 10 Year Guarantee so you’ll be enjoying weekends outside for years to come.

Choose from black or lime cushions then add your favourite accessories to create a welcoming space. We’re not experienced gardeners so a few potted plants is just enough for our not-so-green fingers to handle.

Evesham Square Dining Table with 2 Dining Armchairs

If you’re working with a modest space then we recommend this Evesham outdoor furniture to make the most of the area. This square dining table is a mere 105cm and boasts a tempered glass top for ease of use as well as adjustable legs for uneven patios.

The waterproof cushions can be left out in all weathers and are impossible to stain with water or other liquids. Although designed to be outside, this set would work just as well in a conservatory over the colder months.

Lodge Rectangular Dining Table with 8 Lodge Stacking Armchairs

If rattan’s not your thing then we’ve found this gorgeous suite which has a different feel altogether. It combines teak and ceramic and which would suit larger families or those who like to entertain.

The dining table is large, providing ample room for any number of dishes to be served without struggling for space. The ceramic tabletop tiles are weatherproof and highly resistant to damage, which means you can enjoy your party or evening meal without fear of marking the surface. Teak wood offers a timeless design combined with with a strength and durability which other timbers cannot offer.

Hampstead Jewel Daybed

For ultimate luxury, The Jewel Daybed really is unrivalled the world of garden furniture. Its design is inspired by rubies and precious gemstones, and is a special edition piece of which only a handful have been made.

If you’re looking to recreate an extravagant outdoor space which emulates the opulance of a 5 star resort or a tranquil spa then this is the centrepiece to add to your patio. Described as the “jewel in the crown” it certainly makes an impact.

The fitted taupe cushions are fully waterproof and highly stain resistant, whilst the 6 scatter cushions – also waterproof – are available in a variety of colours and customisable to your own liking.

It would make an ideal reading nook in the spring and a welcome shaded spot on hotter days. In the evenings be sure to set the mood with some sparkling fairy lights and ambient lanterns. We think you’ll make use of this gorgeous daybed regularly, much to the jealousy of any onlooking neighbours!

Fiona Reid

Fiona Thomas is a lifestyle blogger based in Birmingham. She graduated with a degree in Commercial Music where she snuck into several journalism classes and realised her real passion was writing. She had a successful career in management for several years before returning to her calling and started developing Fiona Likes to Blog, whilst working freelance for other websites. She is a keen advocate of positive body image, mental health awareness, fitness and wellbeing.

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